Full name: Martim Moreira Moutinho Fernandes
Date of birth: 18/01/2006 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Valongo (Portugal)
Youth career: U.D. Valonguense 1937, FC Porto (since 2017)
Current club: FC Porto
Squad number: 62
Current national team: Portugal U-17
Position: right-back, right wing-back
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 300.000 €
Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2021/2022 (5/0), UEFA Youth League 2022/2023 (5/1), 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/0), 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (3/0), 2023 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/1)
Contract until: 30.06.2025
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Darijo Srna
– ball control
– attacking movement
– first touch
– he has the potential to become ‘a complete full-back’ in the future but needs to work on his positioning and general defensive reliability
Style of play:
– attacking full-back
– player with decent body mass ratio, physical strength, natural fitness, and stamina
– very good pace at all distances
– technical and elegant on the ball
– above-average footwork and ability to maneuver in small spaces
– likes to cross
– intelligent full-back with good timing and positioning when going forward
– likes to move into midfield and makes combinations with his teammates/very good playmaking skills, vision, and good range of passing
– able to deliver pinpoint crosses even at top speed
– impacts the game at both ends of the pitch
– positively aggressive, usually plays clean, and doesn’t get booked often
– perfect for the possession-based game
– decent jumping skills and heading ability
– operates comfortably with his weaker left foot
Fernandes makes a good overlapping run, dribbles past his opponent, and provides an assist with a superb cross.
Fernandes scores after a superb run into the penalty area.
Fernandes dribbles past his opponent after a superb off-the-ball move and provides an assist with a good pass.
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Right-back in 4-3-3.
League summary (as for 12 April 2023):
Liga Portugal 2 2022/2023 (ongoing): 8 games/0 goals (Porto B)
Martim Fernandes joined the superb FC Porto youth academy from Valonguense in 2017. He is considered to be one of the most talented right-backs in his age category in Europe. He is also a regular international for Portugal – in 2022, he represented his country and was the youngest member of the team that reached the semi-final at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship and showed a superb generation of players such as João Veloso, Dário Essugo, Rodrigo Ribeiro, Diogo Monteiro, João Muniz, Dinis Rodrigues, Ussumane Djaló, Leonardo Barroso, João Muniz, and João Vasconcelos.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.